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A simple plan

On the weekend Jess asked me, "are we in a rut?".

I said no, we've just got a routine, thats all. What makes us different from being in a rut is that we have a plan, and we both know we'll see that plan through.

This is why we work so well together. We are able to plan out important steps in our lives, and work together to achieve them. But we also both have a hunger for change, both in our surroundings and in ourselves.

I know personally my feet are getting a little itchy. I would love to drop everything and move down to Melbourne tomorrow (thanks to Paul a job is no problem, and Jess would be able to get some great experience to further her career). I have however committed myself to staying in this job at least until the end of 2009. Thats part of our longer term plan. Jess is committed to staying at her restaurant for a year, at least until October this year.

Another 18 months in this job certainly wouldn't hurt. It has really been nice being able to get together with my family more often and get to know them a little better. (My little cousin Jason just turned 21 recently ... he does krumping all the time, which I find fascinating. Look it up).

Basically, no, we're not in a rut.

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xian
Apr. 22nd, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
Hmm, see my response to loss4words (part of this same comment space). Link
loss4words
Apr. 22nd, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
those are incredibly long plans, if you're getting the itch now how are you going to ride it out for another year and a half?
xian
Apr. 22nd, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
I find it interesting these are considered "long" long-term plans. It's indicative of how "short term" we have all kind of become.

Mind you, our "long-term plans" are more of a guideline at the moment. There's a definite resolve there from both of us that we will have children at some point. A year? Two years? No idea. Whenever Jess is ready I guess. We've talked about it and made clear our plans for ourselves and for us as a couple. I know it sounds terribly motivationalist (?) like the 2nd paragraph above but its the simplest explanation.

Jogging/running has been put on hold until I can strengthen my calf muscles and go to a podiatrist to get my gait examined. So its gone from "yay I can jog" (2 weeks) to "crap i've gotta do way more exercise than I thought to do running" (couple months, in my mind).

But moving to Melbourne has been on the cards nearly since we arrived back to Australia last March.

How will I cope if I'm getting itchy now? It helps that I'm really happy in my current job. Other than that, I don't know.
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